102nd PA: Camp, March and Battlefield, or Three Years and a Half with the Army of the Potomac

   

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in Pennsylvania Regimental Histories

Unit: 102nd Pennsylvania

Unit Affiliation: (1), 2, VI

Title:  Camp, March and Battlefield, or Three Years and a Half with the Army of the Potomac

Author: Stewart, Alexander M.

BTC’s Take: Although there isn’t much of an explanation early in the book, it appears author Stewart, the Chaplain of the 102nd Pennsylvania, sent in dozens of letters to a newspaper during the war, acting as a sort of informal war correspondent, a setup many newspapers had with local soldiers away fighting in the war.  As such, this is NOT a standard regimental history.  There is not any explanatory text between letters, and often the author doesn’t cover the specific fighting done by the regiment.  I wasn’t able to glean much information from this one.

Book Summary/Review:

  • None forthcoming.  Not nearly enough info to merit a review.

    BTC Siege of Petersburg Book Notes:

    NOTE: PETERSBURG MATERIAL BEGINS ON PAGE 394

    * Long discussion of rifle pits.1

    * Discussion of the drought at Petersburg.2

    NOTE: Absolutely ZERO discussion of the Sixth Corps’ participation in the fighting at Petersburg while they were present from June to July 1864. First Petersburg portion ends on page 405, and the book directly after.

    Order of Battle:
    * part of Second Division, Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac on May 5, 18643

      Publisher: J.B. Rodgers

      Publication Date: 1865

      Links to Read/Buy:

      1. History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 (Google Books)
      2. History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 (Amazon.com)

      102ndPAStewart1865

      Notes:

      1. Stewart, Alexander M. Camp, March and Battlefield, or Three Years and a Half with the Army of the Potomac (Jason B. Rodgers: 1865), pp. 394-397
      2. Stewart, Alexander M. Camp, March and Battlefield, or Three Years and a Half with the Army of the Potomac (Jason B. Rodgers: 1865), pp. 398-399
      3. Stewart, Alexander M. Camp, March and Battlefield, or Three Years and a Half with the Army of the Potomac (Jason B. Rodgers: 1865), p. 378

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